Welcome to the Pentagon Ski Club!



2022 Trips

Here's our trip lineup for the coming winter.  Scroll below to read the individual trip descriptions and to register/sign-up!

Looking for another opportunity to ski Europe in 2022?  Our club's Susie Pumphrey 

is the Trip Coordinator for the upcoming Blue Ridge Ski Council Trip to Sölden, Austria.


February 18 - 26, 2022 Click the LINK below for more information.


BRSC Eurofest Club Mix LINK

Trip Insurance:  Be sure to review our Trip Insurance page before signing up for a trip, and consider whether to purchase cancellation insurance.  Note that the cancel for any reason options require that you pay the premium within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on a trip.

Epic & Ikon Passes 

Most of our trips are to resorts that honor one of the multi-resort season passes.  You may purchase passes directly from the suppliers, but our tour operators have promotions offering rebates on the trips you might take with the club. 

You may wish to consider purchasing your passes through them.  The exception is Military passes, which must be purchased from the suppliers.  Go to our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the various offers

You should consider purchasing passes early-on as the cost typically increases at the start of the summer, and then again around Labor Day.  Pass sales are likely to end sometime in the fall.

Signup/Registration Tips

Please take a moment to read the Trip Signup/Registration Tips.

Each individual must be logged-in with their PSC credentials (email address & password) in order to register (sign up) for a trip.  Before signing up, please take a moment to review your profile including your emergency contact information and (if you're thinking of a trip to Canada or Europe) your passport information.  Make sure your first and middle names exactly match your passport (or whatever ID you'll fly with) so your ticket gets issued correctly.  Then click on the trip's Register button if you're ready to sign up!  Your personal information will be pulled from your profile, and then you will need to select options specific to each trip, for example, what type of lodging you prefer (double occupancy or a single room at extra cost) and what type of lift ticket you want.

Important If you are registering someone other than yourself, you must log out of your own account and then log in with their credentials.  If you skip this step and register them while signed into your own account, their profile information won't convey into their signup record.  This is necessary even with family (bundle) memberships where you are the bundle administrator.

Wait-Listed Trips

Click on the button to Join wait list and we may be able to confirm you on the trip if we have a cancellation, after confirming that you still want to go.  We're also sometimes able to expand a trip to accommodate additional skiers.

Blue Ridge Ski Council

Beginning July 1, 2021, registration for our 2022 ski trips will be opened to members of other ski clubs that are members of the Blue Ridge Ski Council through the "sanctioning" process.  Hint:  To register for a trip you must first "join" the PSC as a no-cost BRSC member and populate your membership profile. 

Trip Invoice & Initial Deposit

An invoice will be generated for each trip you've registered for.  Each trip includes a payment table listing an initial deposit, one or more interim payments, and a final payment date.  You must pay the initial deposit, and any subsequent interim payments that have or are about to come due, to secure your place on the trip.  Your registration is not confirmed until we receive and acknowledge your deposit.  Payments can be made online with a credit card, or by check.  We can also accept credit card payments at club meetings.

Upcoming events

    • Fri, September 03, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Sun, September 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Normandy, France
    Join waitlist

    If you'd like to go, join the wait list and the trip leader will be in touch.

    September 3 - 12, 2021        $5,195

         FRANCE   

    NORMANDY AND BRITTANY

    Join the Pentagon Ski Club on a Vermont Bicycle Tour (VBT) to the Normandy and Brittany regions of France. Fortified seaside Saint-Malo and historical D-Day beaches frame this fascinating journey. Immerse yourself in two classic regions: Normandy and Brittany as you bike France across fertile Norman farmland and into picturesque Breton ports. You’ll learn how the drama of World War II still resounds along the famous beaches and headlands of Normandy and experience Brittany’s seafaring lifestyle. Hop off your bike to peruse outdoor market stalls, wander the winding cobblestone streets of fairytale-like towns, or even swim in the English Channel, with a tour of Mont Saint-Michel a fitting grand finale. And indulge your taste buds with regional cuisine along the way, sampling some of the world’s freshest oysters, creamy Camembert cheese, and crisp apple cider.


    12 meals are included with the tour
    (6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Cycle through rolling pastureland and picturesque villages into rural Normandy, passing hedgerows and half-timbered country manors, châteaux and abbeys.
    • Visualize the dramatic events of D-Day as you tour Omaha Beach with a local guide.
    • Delve into World War II history as you cycle to the American Cemetery and D-Day Museum to explore and reflect at your own pace.
    • Swim in the English Channel.
    • Learn how cider is made during a visit to a family-run apple orchard—and enjoy a taste and picnic.
    • Enjoy the breath-taking views from your beachside five-star hotel in Brittany.
    • Stroll a fairytale setting of ramparts, half-timbered houses, and harbor views on a guided tour of the Breton town of Dinan.
    • View historic granite houses draped with fishing nets in the quaint Breton village of Saint-Suliac.
    • Savor crepes, a paper-thin style savory pancake and specialty of Brittany during dinner at an authentic creperie.
    • Taste some of the world’s freshest oysters that enchanted King Louis XIV in the charming port town of Cancale.
    • Visit spectacular Mont Saint-Michel, the medieval island-village crowned by its well-preserved Benedictine abbey.


    Space is LIMITED to 20 participants!

    A deposit of $350 is all that is needed to hold your spot!

    “Guaranteed no risk deposit” is fully refundable

    until 91-days prior to your departure.


    Air Package:  Sept 3 - 12, 2021

    $5,195 per-person (double-occupancy) from Washington-Dulles.

    Most major airports available.  SS $745

    Tour Only:  Sept 5 - Sept 11, 2021

    Price $4,045 per-person (double-occupancy). SS $495

    PSC/BRSC members have exclusive rights to these 20 spaces until November 20.  Don't delay! 

    If you are interested in this trip, register today! 



    The air package includes airfare, airport transfers, one night in Paris upon arrival, and one night in Paris (CDG airport hotel) after the bicycle tour concludes.


    Custom Air:  With the Air Package, you may customize your dates of travel and extend your vacation, or fly into or home from a non-tour airport – ask the VBT Tour Consultant for more information.


    Bikes:  Hybrid and Road-style bikes are included and electronic-assisted E-bikes are available on a first-come/limited basis – ask the VBT Tour Consultant for more information.

    Trip Activity Rating is EASY/MODERATE Cycling

    Average Daily Mileage is 15 - 30 miles

    Average Daily Cycling Time is 2 - 4.5 hours

    (Electric-assisted E-bikes are available)


    Also with the VBT Air Package, you may choose to extend your stay with a pre-trip stay in Paris.



    Pre-Trip Extenson:  Paris  $395 pp (double occupancy), SS $345

    2 nights hotel and airport transfers (subject to availability)


    HOW TO REGISTER:

    To register for this trip, signup with the PSC and ALSO call VBT to provide them with your registration information.  A deposit of $350 is required to secure your spot.  Call VBT at 800-245-3868 (option 1) between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm ET Monday to Friday.  Give the VBT agent the GROUP #310468.

    QUESTIONS:

    Email or call your PSC trip leader to express your interest in the trip and if you have any questions.

    Trip Leader:

    Steve Thompson
     stevethompsonva@gmail.com
    1302 Shaker Woods Road
     Herndon, VA 20170
    (703) 862-6535 (c)

    • Mon, October 25, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wed, November 10, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Vietnam and Cambodia
    Register


    October 25 - November 10, 2021

    $7,400 B category cabin (estimated)

    Extra to upgrade to an A cabin or a suite

    (16 nights, including 7 night river cruise and 8 nights land package)

    The prices are estimated depending of the size of the group.  We have included the air in the cost of this trip, but it is estimated and we'll adjust it accordingly.  Gratuities for the land portion of the trip are not included, but they are included for the river portion. 

    The trip includes:

    6 Nights Land Package including Hanoi, Ha Long Bay (with overnight cruise), flight and tours in Siem Reap and includes daily breakfast. 

    7 Nights Mekong River Cruise with daily meals, shore excursions, ship staff gratuities, complimentary beer, soft drinks, house brand spirits and wine with lunch and dinner. 

    2 Nights Extension in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at Sofitel Hotel or similar with breakfast and sightseeing tours.  

    Round trip air

    CRUISE FROM : SIEM REAP TO HO CHI MINH CITY

    Cruise along the Mekong through Cambodia and Vietnam as you are transported back in time to another era, where the rhythms of the countryside move at a slower pace and allow for a fascinating glimpse into a traditional way of life. Visit rural villages, colorful markets and a monastery, where you will receive a special Buddhist blessing by monks. Delve into the peaks and valleys of Cambodia’s history in the Royal Palace and National Museums of its beautiful capital, Phnom Penh. Witness skilled artisans who create exquisite handicrafts and delicacies, and be treated to authentic experiences, including rides via oxcart, tut tut and trishaw. On this transformative journey, the Mekong truly reveals a vibrant world along its shores.

    Trip Flyer - AMA Waterways Brochure

    INCLUDED IN THE CRUISE 

    SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

    • 7 nights luxury accommodation in a twin-balcony stateroom
    • Flat-panel screen that features in-house movies
    • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
    • Bottled water replenished daily

    PERSONALIZED SERVICE FROM A HIGHLY TRAINED CRUISE MANAGER DURING BOTH CRUISE AND LAND PROGRAMS

    • Sun deck with pool
    • Fitness room and three spas
    • Saigon Lounge with panoramic views and bar
    • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
    • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

    AWARD-WINNING DINING

    • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
    • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
    • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
    • Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
    • Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner
    • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during cruise
    • Snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

    A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

    • Immersive tours in every destination
    • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
    • Knowledgeable guides
    • Personal headset for easy exploration
    • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways


    Link to Detailed Itinerary

    Link to Details of the Ship

    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):

    Trip Insurance:  Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included.  Note that this is not cancellation coverage and will not provide any relief if you have to cancel from the trip before it begins, whether for medical or other reasons.  You may upgrade your coverage to include cancellation coverage by clicking on the link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the options available.  Note that the "Cancel for Any Reason" (CFAR) option must be purchased within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on the trip.

    Membership Requirement:   Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  

    Payment Schedule:   

     Initial Deposit
    Interim Payment - TBD  TBD
     $500 TBD  Balance Due


    Trip Leader:   

    Christina Anderson
    gerakisparta@yahoo.com
    5502 Maplefield Place
    Alexandria, VA  22310
    (703) 719-6714 (h)

                                      (703) 489-6171 (c)
    • Sun, January 02, 2022
    • (EST)
    • Sun, January 09, 2022
    • (EST)
    • Colorado
    Register



    January 2-9, 2022

    $1765

    Listed price includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.

    7 nights (Sun-Sun) in the convenient Timber Run Condominiums with 5-day lift ticket and RT air (details below).


    Timber Run is conveniently located 3 blocks (0.5 miles) from the Gondola. There is a guest shuttle for skiing, shopping or entertainment and we are located on the free city bus route.  Outdoor pool, three outdoor hot tubs, sauna and change room. 

    Our two-bedroom/two-bath condos have gas fireplaces and fully-equipped kitchens, private balconies and patios.  Complimentary WiFi service.  Laundry on site.  Add $680 for the single supplement if you want a room (but not an entire condo unit) to yourself.

    Steamboat excels at many things, but its snow coverage in early season is without peer.  A spectacular setting and over 3,000 skiable acres make Steamboat an internationally known winter ski resort.  

    The Steamboat Music Fest featuring over 50 bands takes place January 5-10 at the resort. 

    Lift Tickets:  Selected as a sign-up option

    Lift Ticket Options
     5-Day  6-Day  1-Day
     All skiers age 13 & Older
           $350        $420        $105

    Our promotional group lift ticket rate is better than the regular senior rate.  Non-skiers, and holders of the Full Ikon Pass who enjoy unlimited skiing at Steamboat, save $350 for the package without lift tickets.  Holders of the Ikon Base Pass may wish to purchase the 1-day ticket so they can ski every day, as the Base Pass allows only 5 days of skiing at Steamboat.

    Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your profile before registering for the trip.  We must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.

    *Children 12 and under ski free the same number of days as their parents when they purchase a 5 or more day adult lift ticket.  Offer is valid with one free child ticket per paid parent; limit two per family; and parents must purchase a group lift ticket (not be using an Ikon Pass).

    Air Schedule:  Flights on American Airlines (Subject to Change)

    OUTBOUND:    Sunday, January 2  
     AA #2903 Depart Washington National (DCA) 6:30 am  Arrive Chicago (ORD) 7:45 am
     AA #1936 Depart Chicago (ORD) 9:50 am
     Arrive Hayden (HDN) 12:00 pm
    RETURN:               Sunday, January 9  
     AA #1936 Depart Hayden (HDN) 1:45 pm  Arrive Chicago (ORD) 5:40 pm
     AA #2633 Depart Chicago (ORD) 7:21 pm
     Arrive Washington National (DCA) 10:15 pm
    Save $400 on the package without air

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip will be "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip beginning July 1.

    Payment Schedule:  

       Initial Deposit
    October 12, 2021  November 16, 2021
     Basic Trip
    $800  $600  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
     $200 $200 Balance Due



    We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single t ransaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

    If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to our treasurer:  Christina Anderson, 5502 Maplefield Place, Alexandria, VA  22310.  Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.  Or give it to the trip leader at a club meeting.

    Trip Leader:  

    Susie Pumphrey

    wachtraum@msn.com
    3138 Singleton Circle
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    703-691-3944(h)
    703-980-3440(c)



    • Sat, January 08, 2022
    • (EST)
    • Sat, January 15, 2022
    • (EST)
    • Rossland, British Columbia
    Register


    January 8-15, 2022
    $2,020

    Listed price includes round-trip air and 5-day lift ticket

    7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the acclaimed new, boutique, ski-in/ski-out Josie Hotel with daily breakfast, 5-day lift ticket (including one day at Whitewater Resort), RT air from Washington Reagan (DCA) to Spokane, Washington (details below) and ground transfers.  Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included (details below).

    Prepare for endless terrain with the #1 Most Acres Per Skier, pristine skiing, and total freedom.  Red Mountain Resort typically gets 300 inches of snow, has nearly 3,000 feet of vertical, and almost 4,000 acres of terrain (see video).  Red Mountain serves up a private playground with the deepest of powder and uncrowded slopes:

    • Judged Most Underrated Ski Resort by Skiing Magazine
    • Ranked #3 for Best Terrain by Snowboard Canada Resort Guide
    • Ranked #4 Best Ski Resort by POWDER Magazine
    • Voted the 8th Best Place in the World to Visit by The New York Times

    A day of cat skiing may be an option at Big Red Cats.   Whitewater is known for its powder. (See video.)


    Located just steps from the chairlift, the Josie Hotel provides a luxurious home base for our vacation.  Check out the hotel's amenities.  Visit The Josie’s world-class fitness center for a little self-improvement, or visit the restorative spa for a lot of self-indulgence.  The fitness center has state-of-the-art cardio and strength-training equipment.  Accolades include:

    • Winner of Canada’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel (2019 World Ski Awards)
    • Ranked #2 Best Ski Hotel in 2019 (USA TODAY 10 Best)


    Our stylishly appointed guest rooms have two Queen beds, spacious bathrooms, a coffee maker, a mini fridge, and gratis WiFi.  Add $825 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.

     Lift Ticket Options (days @ Red + WW)
     4 + 1
     5 + 1
     0 + 1
     Adult  $352  $437  $68
     Senior (65-74)
     $272  $330  $60

    Non-skiers and 75+ seniors (who ski for free at both resorts) save $352 for the package without lift tickets.   Ikon Pass holders have access to seven days at RED with no blackout dates, and Ikon Base Pass holders have five days, with select blackout dates (but no blackouts during our trip)... so will only need to buy the one-day ticket for Whitewater.

    Ikon Passes:  Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your profile before registering for the trip.  We must provide pass numbers to the resort so that they count towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.

    Trip Insurance:  Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included.  Note that this is not cancellation coverage and will not provide any relief if you have to cancel from the trip before it begins, whether for medical or other reasons.  You may upgrade your coverage to include cancellation coverage by clicking on the link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the options available, including a link to the detailed coverage plan.  Note that the "Cancel for Any Reason" (CFAR) option must be purchased within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on the trip.

    Air Schedule:    Flights on American Airlines (Subject to Change):

    OUTBOUND:   Saturday, January 8, 2022
     
     AA #1218 Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) 10:55 am  Arrive Phoenix (PHX) 1:55 pm
     AA #1441 Depart PHX 2:44 pm
     Arrive Spokane (GEG) 4:23 pm
    RETURN:     Saturday, January 15, 2022
     
     AA #613 Depart Spokane (GEG) 12:15 pm  Arrive Dallas (DFW) 5:53 pm
     AA #2752 Depart Dallas (DFW) 7:13 pm
     Arrive DCA 11:00 pm

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip beginning July 1.

    Payment Schedule:

       Initial Deposit
    September 14, 2021 October 12, 2021
     Basic Trip
     $800  $800  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
     $300  $200   Balance Due



    We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single transaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

    If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to our treasurer:  Christina Anderson, 5502 Maplefield Place, Alexandria, VA  22310.  Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.  Or give it to Lucy at a club meeting .

    Trip Leaders:  

    Lucy Gruenther
    Lmandwx@hotmail.com
    507 Blue Ridge Ave NE
    Leesburg, VA 20176

    703-727-9287(c)


    Pat Riggs

    pat.riggs1@verizon.net

    310-372-0271 (h)

    703-615-2709 (c)

     

    • Fri, January 14, 2022
    • (EST)
    • Sat, January 22, 2022
    • (EST)
    • Switzerland
    Register


    Jan 14-22, 2022

    $2,375

    Note:  If the option you desire is wait-listed, please Join the Wait List.

    We'll see if we can secure additional space.

    Listed price includes round-trip air; lift tickets not included in package.
    Optional 4-night post-skiing extension in London ($1,135) returns January 26.

    Skiing and snowboarding 365 days a year – something this unique destination, straddling the border between Switzerland and Italy, pulls off with international flair.  Come to Zermatt and enjoy Swiss hospitality coupled with Italian lifestyle.  Enjoy the runs on endless pistes with a spectacular backdrop of mountains. At almost 4,000 meters altitude, Matterhorn Ski Paradise is the highest winter sports area in the Alps. Apart from guaranteed snow conditions, the region is one of the best-developed and extensive ski resorts anywhere in the world.

    Our trip includes 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the boutique 4-star Hotel Albana Real with full daily breakfast buffet and daily Swiss/European-based dinners including soup, salads, pasta, meat and fish.  RT air from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Geneva (details below).  Welcome drink upon arrival.  Lift tickets not included. Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included (details below).

    Hotel Albana Real welcomes us in an atmosphere that is both refined and relaxed.  The luxurious hotel, equipped with a touch of Art Deco, invites us to rest and relax.  Handcrafted wood carvings decorate the rooms and suites, decorated in soft colors and modern but quite rustic style.  The hotel is a 2-minute walk to the ski shuttle, or about a 10-minute walk to the lifts.  Free WiFi is included.

    Entry into the hotel's wellness spa is included:  Indoor pool, sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi & gym.

    Listed cost is for double occupancy.  A limited number of rooms may be available for single occupancy; request when registering and the trip leader will confirm availability and cost, and make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.

    Lift Tickets:  Lift tickets are not included in the package.  We plan to do a discounted group purchase of the 6-day International Ski Passes, which allow skiing at neighboring Cervinia, Italy, where many of us expect to venture a time or two (a great lunch stop!)We think the cost will be about $430. 

    • If you request the ticket when you sign up (register) for the trip, we'll add the cost to your trip invoice once the price is confirmed, sometime in the fall (before final payments are due). 
    • Or, you could wait and buy your lift pass at the resort. 

    Ikon Pass:  The full Ikon Pass is good for 7 days of skiing at Zermatt, and the Ikon Base Pass for 5 days, but neither pass allows you to ski over to Cervinia.  You can upgrade your pass on a daily basis to include Cervinia for 42 CHF/day (about $46) at a ticket window (2021 price; may change).

    Trip Insurance:  Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included.  Note that this is not cancellation coverage and will not provide any relief if you have to cancel from the trip before it begins, whether for medical or other reasons.  You may upgrade your coverage to include cancellation coverage by clicking on the link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the options available, including a link to the detailed coverage plan.  Note that the "Cancel for Any Reason" (CFAR) option must be purchased within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on the trip.

    Return Home - or Continue to London:  Saturday (Jan 22) those returning to the U.S. will fly to Dulles and those on the extension will fly to London (schedule farther below).

    Itinerary for Basic Trip:  (Subject to Change) Flights on United Airlines

    OUTBOUND from Dulles:
     Friday, January 14 - United Airlines
     
     UA #974 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 5:30 pm
     Arrive Geneva (GVA) Saturday morning 7:25 am
     (6-hour time change)

    RETURN to Dulles:
     Saturday, January 22 - United Airlines

     
     UA #975 Depart Geneva 10:40 am
     Arrive Washington Dulles 2:05 pm
     (6-hour time change)


    London Option - $1,135
    4-night post-skiing extension in London

    returns to the U.S. Wednesday, January 26

    Four nights (Sat-Wed) in the 4-star Strand Palace Hotel with daily breakfast and half-day guided city tour.  Includes flight on Saturday, Jan 22, from Geneva to London.